Campus Renovations

Kraus-Anderson Starts Construction on 3 Schools for Wisconsin K–12 District

Construction management firm Kraus-Anderson recently announced that it has begun a series of renovation and addition projects for three schools in the Grantsburg School District in Grantsburg, Wis., according to a news release. The district also partnered with DSGW Architects for the projects’ designs.

The largest project is a 26,000-square-foot addition to the southeast corner of Grantsburg Elementary, according to local news. The new space will contain “nine new classrooms, three flex classrooms, a special education classroom with a bathroom, staff workroom, IT closet, two intervention rooms, a full competition court gymnasium,” and remodels to the media center and computer lab, the Burnett County Sentinel reports. The addition will cost an estimated $14.79 million and also includes renovations to Pre-K and kindergarten classrooms, the art and music rooms, and kitchen and cafeteria, as well as improvements to the bus drop-off area, the news release reports.

Grantsburg High School will see a 10,000-square-foot addition to the front of the school to provide a secure entrance vestibule and an iForward office. The project will cost $9.86 million and also include another 10,000 square feet of renovations to the cafeteria and commons area; restrooms; concession area; a new flex classroom; and improvements to traffic flow, parking, and drainage. Local news reports that the addition will also include administrative space, district offices, meeting rooms, and more office space.

Work at Grantsburg Middle School will include renovating the parent drop-off area and parking in order to improve traffic flow. The parking lot will be redesigned to have only one entrance and exit to improve safety, local news reports.

“We continue to be so grateful for the support of our community and the investment in our schools,” said District Administrator Josh Watts. “Our updated facilities will provide many benefits for progressing student growth and supporting our staff while offering awesome gathering spots for the Grantsburg community. The construction projects continue to be on time, within budget, and slated to be completed by the fall of 2024.”

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